Thursday, August 13, 2009

Buddy the Mighty Hunter

Two-striped Grasshopper (Melanoplus bivittatus)

Buddy may not be hunting mice and chipmunks as Zorro is. But he's busy enough. Nearly daily, he is catching very large garter snakes and cute little grasshoppers. The snakes slither through the kitchen, the hoppers, well, they hop. With only 5 legs, but they hop. Every time Buddy brings one of these creatures into the house, he gives that "I've got prey" yowl that cats give, which wakes any sleeping cats immediately because they think this'll be good. After all, when Zorro gives that yowl with his prey, there's always a good time to be had! But one look at Buddy's prey? They all quickly return to bed.

Buddy & a Common Garter Snake (Thamnophis sirtalis)

The photo here was extracted from Wingnut's Flip video when Wingnut was taping and came across Buddy's newest victim.


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1 comment:

  1. Wow, Buddy! Yur groomates may not preciate yur huntin results, but we shure would! All we gets is moths an spiders an tinsel balls. Maybe you could share a snakey ur a 5-legged grasshopper wif us sumtime!
    Purrs,
    Victor & Nina

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